Announcing the merger of DIY.org and JAM

Announcing the merger of DIY.org and JAM

As you may already know, we run two amazing learning communities for kids, DIY.org and JAM.com. 

They share a lot in common:

  • Both support kids in the exact same age range (6-14)

  • Both teach kids through hands-on projects

  • Both provide a kind, safe environment for peer-to-peer learning (our staff mods help keep it that way)

  • Both have badges and portfolios

Today we merged JAM and DIY and the combined platform is called DIY.org. 

At DIY.org your kids will have access to:

  • 12 in-depth courses for our most popular topics like drawing, photography, animation, inventing, and science. 
  • Over 2,000 projects spanning 120 different skills, many of them STEAM-related.

  • More than 1,000 videos that we produced ourselves to show kids step-by-step how to complete select projects.

We know that many of you will have questions about the merger. Here’s some answers to start:

  • Why did you choose DIY for the name?
    DIY stands for “do it yourself” and it reflects our mission to help every kid have the confidence to learn anything.

  • Why are you merging?
    We are committed to providing a safe online community for kids without ads (and without selling data to advertisers). We can’t afford to maintain two separate platforms.

  • What will happen to my portfolio?
    All photos, videos and awesome posts will still be there for both JAM and DIY kids.
  • What will happen to my comment history?
    All comments, likes and thanks your kids have given or received will still be there.
  • Do I have to do anything to access DIY.org?
    If you are a JAM family simply login as usual. If you are a legacy DIY member, please check your email (be sure to check SPAM folder) for a message from me containing a link to activate your account. Don't see the email? Just login to DIY.org using your DIY credentials to get started.

If you have any further questions, we are here to answer them at help@diy.org.

Thank you for supporting DIY!

Chalon Bridges
Chief Operating Officer, DIY.org